Holiday Shopping Countdown: Early Tips

Retail giant Best Buy offers head start for holiday season.
3:00 | 10/12/12

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And, a goliath superstore, today, best buy, gave consumers a new way to save money. Now, a number of retail giants are trying to compete and abc's linsey davis explains. Reporter: The war is on. Retail titans fighting for your shopping dollars. Putting more power in the hands of all of us consumers. With best buy announcing today, if you see something online cheaper than in their stores, best buy will match it. The largest electronics chain is throwing a power punch at the world's largest online retailer, amazon.Com. A.M.Son, the young challenger, is testing same day delivery to ers in ten cities, powdered by their newest secret weapon. Warehouse robots. Online retailers think they can get consumers the cheapest prices and hand us the instant gratification of having it now. Walmart, the heavyweight when it comes to revenue, is also rolling out its own same-day delivery service. And when same day isn't just fast enough, ebay has a new app it's testing in san francisco, which promises delivery within the hour, to wherever you are, from a park bench to your office cubicle. With all this competition, consumers stand to benefit, but it pays to do your homework. Really evaluate what you really need and then go to your local retailer and demand they give it to you. Reporter: Also, know when to shop. Black friday and cyber monday is not always the best time to find the lowest prices. According to consumer-price research firm decide inc, the best time to buy the hottest toys and latest technology items is often in october, saving you money and time standing in long, cold lines. Linsey davis, abc news, new york.

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